Care Training Courses

The Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 require all who are involved in food premises to be: ‘trained, supervised or instructed, commensurate with their role’. It does not specify what level of training or whether it should be a nationally recognised qualification or an in-house certificate. We can offer both, for all of the food safety and health & safety programmes.

There are both advantages and disadvantages:

Advantages of Nationally Recognised Qualifications:

  • The content of the courses are understood by enforcement agencies such as Environmental Health and Commission for Social Care Inspection ( CSCi [Usually pronounced: Seesky] ).

Disadvantages of Nationally Recognised Qualifications:

  • Once staff are trained they may use this qualification to find another job and therefore the company lose their investment.

Advantages of In-house Qualifications:

  • The qualification may not be used to further the career of an employee outside of the organisation.
  • They are less expensive, as examination fees will be lower.
  • They can be tailored to the individual needs of the employer.
  • They can be focused on the specific needs of the employee.
  • They may involve less time, as the content is specific to a role.

Disadvantages of In-House Qualifications:

Although the content may be the same as for a nationally recognised qualification, that may need to be proved to an enforcement officer.

Interested to know more?

For more information about In-house, Open courses or Consultancy please contact us:

Phone 01474 536 662 Email

What do our clients say about us?

We have been working with Hygiene Management Solutions for the past 2 years as we needed a company that could provide all the training programmes we required rather than use several different organisations. Our remit is to provide training programmes to care organisations across the Medway area.
Dennis has a group of really professional trainers who have a wide range of experience in the care sector and who always provide excellent training sessions for our clients. Some of the staff that we train are not used to going on courses and as a result feel anxious about what they are letting themselves in for, but with Hygiene Management Solutions this has not been a problem as they always put everyone at ease. Whenever we have wanted to add a new course to our portfolio HMS have been able to do it and it seems there is no course that they cannot provide. 

Dee Simpson
Medway College of Social Care